CERVINO 
Creating an EneRgy data exchange and VIsualizatioN tOol for the alps
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For the European Union to become a carbon-neutral economy by 2050, decision-makers need reliable energy data to define, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of energy policies. CERVINO facilitates the exchange and visualisation of energy data within the Alpine territory. It sets up a stable and reliable system that enables a better collection, management, update and use of Alpine energy data. The project improves the Energy Survey conducted in 2017 and 2019 in the framework of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) developing a simple, user-friendly energy data management tool. Data entry and processing of the management tool will be facilitated and a roadmap will ensure regular surveys on energy data. The Energy Survey will support decision-making processes on energy matters across the Alps.

Factsheet

  • 2021 – 2027
  • Carbon neutral and resource sensitive Alpine region
  • SO 2.1 - Promoting energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    • AG9 Energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • 09/2022
  • 02/2024
  • 669.200 EUR
  • 501.900 EUR

Description

The CERVINO project, named after the mighty mountain in the Alps, aims to develop an energy data platform for the Alpine region. Why is such a platform important and how is it being developed?

The Alpine Space benefits from important energy flows between regions. These energy flows can lead to cross-border energy projects, which in turn can significantly contribute to achieving the EU goal of being CO2 neutral by 2050. A necessary basis for joint energy projects is reliable cross-regional energy data. They make it possible to define framework conditions and projects, to implement them and to check their success.

There are various challenges in obtaining a reliable, transnational data basis: Energy data, which have a different spatial and temporal scale, must be collected and analysed. The data must also be reliable and updated regularly and cost-effectively. The results need to be presented in a way that is easily understood by all stakeholders in the region. And stakeholders need to know about the data platform and its usefulness.

The CERVINO project addresses all these challenges. Based on previous energy surveys, it is developing a new platform: the CERVINO Alpine Energy Data Platform. It enables the exchange of energy data between regions and supports decision-making processes.

To do so, CERVINO will leverage an already existing activity developed within EUSALP's AG9, the "EUSALP Energy Survey", implemented in 2017 and updated in 2019. Taking that past experience as a starting point, it will reshape, upgrade and improve the existing Energy Survey structure based on the lessons learned. The project develops a simple, user-friendly energy data tool allowing for automated management of the Survey. It conducts the reshaped Survey using the new tool and validate the developed solutions. A roadmap for the durability of the new energy data management tool shall ensure the regular update of the Survey and ultimately leading to the establishment of an Alpine Energy Observatory. And CERVINO makes the Energy Data Platform known among the stakeholders to maximise its use and usefulness.

To ensure the quality and usefulness of the new platform, CERVINO is involving stakeholders from the Alpine region in its development. Among them will be regional authorities as well as members from EUSALP’s Action Group 9, an Action Group focused on Energy in the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP). In March 2024, a platform will be available for the first time that will allow the exchange of energy data for the Alpine Space in an automated, cost-efficient and regularly updated way: the CERVINO Alpine Energy Data Platform.

Organisations implementing the CERVINO project are energy agencies and a research institute that are experts in energy planning and energy data in the Alpine region:

From Italy

  • Region Liguria: IRE spa, the Regional Agency for Infrastructure development, building Renovation and Energy of Liguria as lead partner.
  • Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen: Eurac research

From France
Region Rhône-Alpes: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency

From Slovenia
Region Vzhodna Slovenija: Energy Agency of Savinjska, Šaleška and Koroška Region

From Germany
Region Oberbayern: Civic Foundation Energiewende Oberland (EWO)

Learn more about the CERVINO project team here.

Partners

Regional Agency for Infrastructure development, building Renovation and Energy of Liguria – IRE spa (Lead partner)
  • Lead partner
  • Italy
  • Liguria (ITC3)
  • Genova
Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency
  • France
  • Rhône-Alpes (FRK2)
  • Villeurbanne
Civic Foundation Energiewende Oberland (EWO)
  • Germany
  • Oberbayern (DE21)
  • Penzberg
Eurac research
  • Italy
  • Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen (ITH1)
  • Bolzano
Energy Agency of Savinjska, Šaleška and Koroška Region
  • Slovenia
  • Vzhodna Slovenija (SI03)
  • Velenje
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Outcomes


  • EUSALP Energy Data Management Tool

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    Energy production and consumption are responsible for more than 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. To realize the EU’s climate targets for 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050 also in the Alps, the CERVINO energy data platform provides an important basis for the energy transition.
    The CERVINO Alpine Energy Data Platform is a new tool that provides a single point of access to energy data from across the Alpine region. The platform is designed to help decision-makers, researchers, and the public to understand energy trends and make informed decisions about the future of energy in the Alps. You can access the CERVINO Alpine Energy Data Platform here. Learn more about the CERVINO platform and how to use it in the following videos: How to use the CERVINO platform: The Energy Survey 2023 and the CERVINO data collection platform:

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Project calendar

05 - 08 Mar 2024
World Sustainable Energy Days
Project: CERVINO
2024: Energy Transition = Energy security!
World Energy Days Wels
    23 Feb 2024
    Energy Data management in the EUSALP region - introduction webinar on 23 February
    Project: CERVINO
    Gain a quick overview of the CERVINO Alpine Energy Data Platform – invitation to our live webinar!
    Cervino webinar_HP 2
    28 Feb - 03 Mar 2023
    World Sustainable Energy Days
    Project: CERVINO
    2023: Energy Transition = Energy security!
    World Energy Days Wels
    22 - 24 Nov 2022
    EUSALP Annual Conference 2022
    Project: CERVINO
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      Project news

      Ready for action! How to use the CERVINO Alpine Energy Data Platform - access, visualize and compare energy data

      15.02.2024
      The CERVINO Alpine Energy Data Platform is online and ready for use! Based on the latest data, it shows the energy situation in the Alpine region and helps to advance the energy transition. Learn here how to benefit from it for your own purposes.

      The CERVINO team managed to achieve impressive results over the last 17 months:

      29.01.2024
      • energy data from 2018 to 2021 for the Alpine Region has been collected, made visible and will soon be accessible to the public via the project platform | https://alpine-energy-data.eu • local authorities can now compare their energy flows chronologically or with other Alpine Regions and evaluate

      Alpine energy data is now visible! CERVINO demo shows the possibilities of the energy data platform

      18.12.2023
      Energy is (actually) invisible. And yet we must organize production and consumption in the Alpine region in such a way that we ensure a future worth living. The tool for this: the CERVINO energy data platform for the Alps. Take a look at the almost finished platform!

      Achieving climate targets and climate neutrality in the Alps, too – CERVINO energy data platform as an important basis

      28.11.2023
      Energy production and consumption are responsible for more than 75% of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions. To realize the EU's climate targets for 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050 also in the Alps, the CERVINO energy data platform provides an important basis for the energy transition.

      WHAT IS THE SPEED OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION IN THE ALPINCE SPACE? – Cervino might provide some answers…

      30.10.2023
      It’s getting serious and promising! The Cervino project partners have managed to collect enough data and users to start the evaluation process of the data platform.

      The CERVINO alpine energy data platform on the home stretch – news from the project meeting in Genova

      28.09.2023
      The CERVINO project is creating an energy data platform for the Alpine region. How far the data collection has progressed, when the platform will go online and how up-to-date data will be made available on a permanent basis were the topics of the most recent project meeting in Genoa in September.

      Energy data for the Alpine Space – video-interview on the CERVINO survey platform with two experts from Eurac Research

      29.08.2023
      In order to make the Alps a climate-neutral region, the monitoring of energy data is an essential part. In the CERVINO project, we are therefore developing a platform that visualizes the progress and the procedure of the energy transition in the Alps.

      Towards the summit: The CERVINO data collection progresses

      18.07.2023
      It was an uneven start at first for the Alpine energy data platform. CERVINO partners met with some restraint regarding the actual data insertion that had to be provided by the local stakeholders.

      Official launch of the EUSALP Energy Survey 2023

      14.06.2023
      Terrific news can be published today! On May 31st the platform that was built to collect energy data

      (GREEN) Energy management is a trans-sectoral EUSALP concern

      12.05.2023
      Ronald Regan said information is the oxygen of the modern age. Equivalently spoken is data the oxyge

      Few visions are realistic without a previous data collection and observatory

      19.04.2023
      The European Union claims to become a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. That means a serious political, social and economic challenge at various levels.

      CERVINO at the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED)

      15.03.2023
      Claudio Zandonella Callegher from Eurac Research presented a poster on the CERVINO project on the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED), which took place from the 28th of February to the 3rd of March 2023 at the Stadthalle of Wels, in Austria .

      A first look at the energy data survey and the CERVINO alpine energy data platform – topics at the CERVINO meeting on 30 January 2023

      20.02.2023
      CERVINO is preparing an energy data platform for the Alpine region. With the help of an automated, regular survey, energy data from the region will be collected, which will facilitate the planning, implementation and monitoring of energy projects in the Alps.

      CERVINO – presenting the project partners

      24.01.2023
      To support the Alpine Region in becoming greener and smarter and to be at the forefront of the transition towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience within the EU, the CERVINO project develops an Alpine energy data platform. With the help of reliable macro regional energy data from the CERVINO

      The Alpine Energy Data Platform - CERVINO

      23.12.2022
      What is the share of renewable energy in the regions of the Alpine Space? Where are the needs today and in the future to achieve the goal of a climate-neutral Alpine Space based on renewable system? CERVINO facilitates the exchange and visualization of energy data within the Alpine territory.

      CERVINO project meeting in Bolzano

      12.12.2022
      CERVINO project meeting in Bolzano - new survey, new tool and how to spread project news

      Common energy data for the Alpine region!

      04.11.2022
      The CERVINO project, which deals with the creation of an energy data exchange and visualization tool for the Alps, started on September 1st, 2022.